Home » NEWS » Manufacturing » Pine Grove physicians earn certification

Pine Grove physicians earn certification

HATTIESBURG — Several physicians of Pine Grove Behavioral Health are among the first physicians in the United States certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), a new independent medical specialty board.

The board has begun to certify addiction medicine physicians from several specialties, including Pine Grove addictionologists Deborah Gross, M.D., Scott Hambleton, M.D., Ellen Ovson, M.D., Randall Sherman, M.D., Chapman Sledge, M.D., and psychiatrist Diane Walker, M.D.

Previously, addiction-related board certification was only available for psychiatrists. With these new certifications, ABAM sets standards for physician education, assesses physicians’ knowledge and requires and tracks life-long continuing education for physicians in many specialties.


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply